Brian Mallard started playing music roughly 5 years ago. Freshly divorced, he picked up a guitar he had for years, but had never really done anything with and started playing other people's songs. This far from satisfied him, so, he began writing his own songs, and, his words, "They sucked. Then I fell in love with a woman - The Luminous Woman - that didn't love me back, and Renegade was born." Brian started writing songs that were from the heart, meaningful. The songs were originally of a folk-rock nature. He recorded on makeshift studio equipment - a stereo for monitor, a karaoke machine for echo, a Radio Shack four channel mixer, and a tape deck. He recorded this way for a while, but eventually out growing the make shift studio, Mallard invested in a professional home studio set-up, titled Luminous Studio. All the while Brian's songs - and sound - got better and better. "Luminous Woman" was the first of his songs to really gather attention. Then, eventually, he wrote "There's No Reason (We Can't Fall In Love.)" That song attracted a lot of attention. Not believing he could top that, he then wrote "Let The Past Go"... which became known as "Oh Wo." "The Luminous Woman eventually left me shivering outside, as my song Shackled to Your Cage says, but I continue to write play and record songs." Brian's resume includes running an Open Mic Night at a club called Rhino's, although it is now closed. He has played gigs around town - and performed in a Gay, Georgia fair. He also occasionally acts as a back-up host for the The Loft Live's Open Mic Night. One of Brian's biggest accomplishments has been his newly finished 10-track debut album, "Luminous Woman," recorded with other local musicians at Luminous Studio. "I write, I play, I deal with Luminous Women, yes there has been another one, but I'm still here, slightly wiser and more rockin'! Rock On, Everybody, Rock On!! And for all you people, men and women who have loved and lost - I feel your pain, and I sing about it. These songs are for you."